Hobby Stock Rules and Car Specs 2001
Farley / West Liberty / Dubuque
BODY: Any U.S. full body
passenger car. NO station wagons allowed. Frame must match body. GM on GM Etc.
Wheelbase 108". Maximum 2"x 1" skid bars will be allowed, Ends
must be capped, flush, and painted to match the car. All cars must have tow
hooks on the front and rear. Cars must weight a minimum with driver, 3300lbs.
After market steel bodies optional. Must be stock appearing or weight will be
added. Cockpit interiors allowed. No Spoilers. The floor pan of the drivers
compartment from the drivers seat forward and up a minimum of 6" in front
of the drivers feet and the right side of the cockpit must be made of .125"
thickness steel or aluminum. OEM bodies may have OEM aluminum hood and deck.
CHASSIS: Car frames must be
completely stock to a point 6" forward of centerline of rear axle. NO under
slung frames. Bumpers must be stock or plastic formed covers.
APPEARANCE: Paint all cars
neatly and brightly. Numbers must be painted neatly on both sides and on top of
car. Numbering must be done using minimum 24" height with 3" strip
ROLL CAGE: Full 4-post roll
cage must be used. Three door bars on left side MANDATORY. Roll bar must be
braced to the frame. Main roll cage, halo, and driver door bars must be at least
1 ¾" outside diameter tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .095. Vent
bar required, 1 ¼"OD Minimum.
ENGINE: No limit on engine
size, but must run GM in GM, etc. OEM steel Heads only, with the exception of
the World SR I-052, parts #'s 4350 through 4371. All cars must have an operable
starter. Mechanical fuel pump only in stock location. Holley 4450 350 CFM
2-barrel carburetor. Max 1¼ adapter plate allowed. Ignition system must have
stock components. NO external OEM or after market ignition boxes. #1 cylinder
must be ahead of ball joint. Headers allowed, exhaust must exit under car
parallel to ground. Air cleaner must be one-piece metal top & bottom, and
must rest on carburetor.
DRIVE SHAFT: Must be painted
WHITE. An approved steel drive shaft safety hoop must be used at a point 6"
behind front universal joint, minimum ¼ x 2" and securely fastened. Drive
shaft must be stock type and made of steel. WEIGHTS: All weights must be painted
WHITE with car number on them. All weights must be secured inside of car, NO
weights allowed in driver's compartment, weight size determined by Tech
Official. No weights thicker than 8". Must be mounted with minimum ½
DRIVER'S EQUIPMENT: Approved
helmets and fire suits required. Fire resistant gloves required. All cars must
have fire extinguisher. Safety belt/shoulder harness minimum 3" wide
military-spec-quick release seat belt and over the shoulder harness
SUSPENSION: No truck
rear-ends. Ford 9" allowed but must be mounted as stock. All trailing arms
must be stock and mounted as stock. A straight pannard with no horizontal
adjustments is allowed. Reinforcing allowed. Rear-ends may be locked. Screw
manual with clutch inside bell-housing. 1,2 or 3 disc clutches allowed. No
direct drive devises on manuals. No couplers, No Bert or Brinn type
FUEL CELL: An approved
manufactured fuel cell with a maximum capacity of 22 gallons. Fuel cell will be
required to be encased in a steel container. All fuel cells must be equipped
with a rollover valve in the vent fitting and in the fuel fill. Fuel cells must
be required to have pick up location on top of cell. It is highly recommended
that all fuel cells be equipped with foam. Fuel cell will be required to be
mounted to the frame of the car. Fuel cell will be required to be secured with
straps or tubing around it. Fuel cell cannot hang below the bottom of the rear
end tubes with the car setting at race height. All cars will be required to be
equipped with a fuel cell guard that is mounted separately from the fuel cell
and comes to the bottom of the fuel cell. Minimum 1 ½ " tubing must be
used for fuel guard.
SHOCKS: One per wheel.
BRAKES: Operative 4 wheel,
disc or drum combination. Rotors made of cast iron or cast steel.
WHEELS: Maximum 8"
wheels. All rims must be steel, reverse rims allowed. Bead-locks will be allowed
on right rear only. Only foam or bead-lock mud plug combinations allowed.
TIRES: HOOSIER H-40 Track
Tire. HOOSIER A-40 can be used can be used on front if no more than 6.5/32 tread
depth. SEATS: Aluminum racing driver's seat required. Back of seat must be
fastened securely to roll-bar members. See Drivers Equipment for seat belt
RADIOS: No receiving or
transmitting devices allowed.
MIRRORS: Not allowed.
BATTERIES: Must securely
fastened, one only.
ENGINE CLAIM: There will be
a $350 engine claim plus exchange with $325 going to the driver and $25 to the
wrecker. Claim includes carburetor, but does not include flywheel, clutch,
pressure plate, bellhousing, exhaust manifold, starter, throw out bearing, water
pump, fuel pump, pulleys, motor mounts, air cleaner, distributor, coil and
wires. The following rules must be followed to claim: Any claimer must have
participated in 50% of the events at the track claim is being made at. This does
apply to special events and regular weekly programs. A minimum of two
consecutive nights' participation is required at racetrack before a claim can be
made. The top 4 are subject to claim by the 5th place car on back, running at
the end of the feature race on the lead lap. If more than one driver wants to
claim the same engine the one running most competitively will have the first
option. Buyer must have cash, along with claim card, and the claim must be made
from the car. When the track is clear there will be NO more claims. Engine must
be removed from car at the track or agreed upon location by the original owner
under the direction of Racing Official. Any sabotage to claimed engine will
result in saboteur being banned from future competition at the track for the
remainder of the season. NO driver is allowed to claim an individual's engine
more than once during the season or more than 2 engines throughout the season.
First sell, NO sell or exchange is binding. In 2001 the driver being claimed
will receive $325 plus claimers engine. If the exchange is chosen driver-making
claim must pay both wreckers, a maximum of $25 per engine. If someone refuses to
sell their engine they will forfeit all winnings and points for that night.
Second refusal driver will be subject to a fine equal to the amount of prize
money forfeited and will not be allowed to race the remainder of the year until
fine is paid. Any driver using any device which is intended to deceive other
drivers, including but not limited to, a device to squirt oil into or onto their
engine to give the outward appearance of a "blown " engine will
forfeit all money earned that night. Driver will be subject to a fine equal to
the amount of prize money forfeited and will not be allowed to race the
remainder of the year until the fine is paid.
POINTS: Each driver is
required to have a driver's registration/claim card. Points will be awarded to
the driver. We want fans to know who is driving the car... so report any driver
changes to the judges. Remember only individuals with a registration card can
drive. NO changing of drivers once the racing program has started.
" THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FOURTH HEREIN ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE
FOR THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF RACING EVENTS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH EVENTS. THESE RULES SHALL GOVERN THE CONDITION OF ALL
RACING EVENTS, AND, BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS, ALL RACING MEMBERS ARE DEEMED TO HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THIS PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. THEY ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SPORT
AND ARE IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH TO PARTICIPANTS, SPECTATORS, OR OTHERS."